Keep Parramatta Road Open

Keep Parramatta Road Open

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Kate McGuinness started this petition to Jamie Parker MP

Parramatta Road, from Bridge Road to Elswick street, used to be a significant shopping hub for the Inner West. From the old Stanmore Twin cinema to the infamous Olympia Milkbar the motorway now seems desolate with an increasing amount of 'For Lease' signs decorating many shop front windows. As the area deals with employment struggles local business have been in rapid decline. 

A simple fix to this problem is allowing more parking. Due to the limited parking opportunities for passing consumers and many of the off-street parking spaces available only able to used by permit holders, local business owners are struggling to keep paying rent.

We propose that the bus lanes on Parramatta road in this area be altered in their hours of use to allow more on street parking for local businesses. Presently, they operate in both directions from 6 – 10am and 3 – 7 pm, despite traffic only being heavy in one direction. We would like to see the bus lanes operating form 6 – 10 am on the north side and from 3 – 7 pm on the south side.

By encouraging more businesses to open along Parramatta road, we can resurrect this district as a shopping destination and to breathe some more life into the motorway. 

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